Dating hohner harmonicas
Staying in a place for six weeks before moving on in circuit. Journey into Tradition: A Social History of the Irish Button Accordion, Máire Ní Chaoimh (Ph D Thesis, 2010) pg 81 English concertina was “played by the wealthy gentry” early on (1830s-1850).13 year old child prodigy Giulio Regondi toured Eastern Ireland in 1835.Notes on the Beginnings of Concertina Playing in Ireland, 1834-1930, Dan Worrall (2008) pg 3More reports of concertinas early on because they were more popular with the upper and middle classes, and those were the audience for the papers and written accounts which featured the instrument.Journey into Tradition: A Social History of the Irish Button Accordion, Máire Ní Chaoimh (Ph D Thesis, 2010) pg 37 More concertina perhaps because it was a more capable instrument early on, promoted by virtuoso concert players.
It’s in vaguely chronological order starting in 1829 or so when the accordion was patented.
does any one know how to tell how old a harmonica is?